Uncut audio from Bud Black’s March 27 pre-game and post-game press conferences. He discusses the decision to hand the ball to Jon Gray on Opening Day, the strength of his starting rotation, the process that got them here, and a few of his own favorite Opening Day memories from his playing days.

Then after the game, he shares his assessments of Chad Bettis, Ryan McMahon, and Chris Iannetta as well as his enthusiasm for the start of the regular season.

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Drew Creasman

Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. Follow Drew on Twitter - @DrewCreasman